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Ardennes Plus SL Disc Brake Wheelset
Those of use who prefer life outside of the pavement tend to prefer brakes of the disc persuasion, and though we had to exude a bit of patience, we think the wait was worth while for the HED Ardennes Plus SL Disc Brake Wheelset. Keeping things light weight was a priority on this set of hoops, but not without beefy strength that can hold up to the grueling demands of gravel and cross, so the Ardennes Plus offers a lofty rim width, which not only adds strength, but also accommodates wide cross and gravel tires, offering you sure-footed handling, plus a bit of pnumatic suspension that takes the sting out of washboard country roads.
HED laces the Plus SL's to its Sonic Disc hub in the front, with wide flanges for impeccable stiffness and resistance to torsional forces. The rear hub is HED's new 545 J-bend hub, featuring five pawls and 45 teeth for lightning-fast engagement to torque over steep inclines and technical terrain. HED uses its Lite bladed steel spokes in the Plus SL to provide additional weight savings over the LT and GP versions.
The Ardennes Plus takes HED's C2 rim design even a step further compared to the standard Ardennes profile. Two additional millimeters of width result in an improved tire profile for even better grip and faster rolling. The wider rim puts more of the tire on the ground, and that increased contact patch means more grip, especially while cornering. Better yet, by widening the tire's base, more of the sidewall is oriented vertically, which means the tire is better able to deform around surface irregularities, so you'll roll through them, not over them. And just in case you're looking for the fastest rolling setup around, the Plus SL is compatible with tubeless setups in addition to traditional clincher tires with tubes.
- Wide alloy hoops for your off-road cross and gravel adventures
- Stiff, durable, strong alloy construction keeps things reliable
- 21mm internal width offers support for lofty wide tires
- HED 545 hub with 5 pawls offers snappy engagement
- Compatible with centerlock rotors (lockrings not included)
- Comes ready to roll with Shimano/SRAM freehub, but Campy and SRAM XD drivers are available separately
- Item #HED999E
- Q & A
What is the approximate weight of the wheels F/R?
What is the recommended maxim size of tire for this wheel set?
32c or can go higher??
Great question! I have a coworker owns these wheels and states that you can run anything from 28 up to 48 on these wheels.
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Hi, interested in these wheels. The photos and description seem to vary. Will they come ready for 12/100 & 12/142mm thru axles and centerlock rotors? Thank you.
hey Greg, yes those will be 12X100 F 12X142 R and centerlock.